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Mamman Jiya Vatsa Nigeria general

Mamman Jiya Vatsa Nigeria general

Major General Mamman Jiya Vatsa OFR (3 December 1940 – 5 March 1986) was a senior Nigerian Army officer and writer who was executed by the government of Major General Ibrahim Babangida on 5 March 1986 following a military tribunal conviction for treason associated with an abortive coup. He served …

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Yemi Ajibade Nigeria playwright and actor

Yemi Ajibade Nigeria playwright and actor

Yemi Ajibade (28 July 1929 – 24 January 2013), also credited as Yemi Goodman Ajibade or Ade-Yemi Ajibade, was a Nigerian playwright, actor and director who, after settling in England in the 1950s, made significant contributions to the British theatre and the canon of Black drama. In a career that …

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Zulu Sofola Nigeria writer

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Zulu Sofola (22 June 1935 – 5 September 1995) was the first published female Nigerian playwright and dramatist. Sofola was also a university teacher and became the first female Professor of Theater Arts in Africa. BIOGRAPHY Nwazuluwa Onuekwuke Sofola was born in Bendel State to parents who were Igbo from …

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Patrice Wilson Nigeira music producer

Patrice Wilson Nigeira music producer

Patrice Wilson is a Nigerian-American music producer, singer and songwriter. Wilson adopted the name Pato as a stage name for his various performances. He founded ARK Music Factory with Clarence Jey in 2010. While there he produced many songs, such as “Friday” sung by Rebecca Black which gained worldwide attention …

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Wale Adenuga Nigeria Television producer

Wale Adenuga Nigeria Television producer

Wale Adenuga, (born September 24, 1950, Ile-Ife) is a Nigerian former cartoonist/publisher, and currently a series producer, best known for the publications Ikebe Super, Binta and Super story, and their televised versions. EARLY LIFE Son of a tobacco merchant, Wale Adenuga was raised in Ibadan and attended the Ibadan City …

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William Onyeabor Funk musician from Nigeria

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William Onyeabor (26 March 1946 – 16 January 2017) was a Nigerian funk musician and businessman. Onyeabor’s songs are often heavily rhythmic and synthesized, occasionally epic in scope, with lyrics decrying war and sung by both Onyeabor himself and female backing vocalists. In the 2010s, some of his songs appeared …

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Timaya Nigeria singer

Timaya Nigeria singer

Inetimi Alfred Odon (born 15 August 1980), better known by his stage name Timaya, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is the founder of South South hip hop group Dem Mama Soldiers. His solo career began in 2005 with the release of “Dem Mama”, which also appeared on his …

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Toni Kan Nigeria writer

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Anthony Kan Onwordi known as Toni Kan (born 11 June 1971) is a Nigerian writer, editor, public relations senior management executive, and teacher. He is author of the collection of short stories, Nights of a Creaking Bed, noted for exploring themes on African sexuality, and published by Cassava Republic (Nigerian …

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Susan Peters Nigeria actress

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Susan Peters (born May 30, 1980) is a multiple award-winning Nigerian actress with over 50 credits in Nollywood (Nigerian) movies. She is a star on Nigerian TV, a successful model, interior designer and beauty salon owner. Recently, she won the 2011 Afro Hollywood Best Actress (English) Award for her role …

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Sound Sultan Nigeria singer-songwriter

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Sound Sultan (born Olanrewaju Fasasi on November 27, 1976) is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist. He is regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria. EARLY LIFE Sound Sultan is the fourth child amongst six children to Fasasi Liadi Alarape (Father) …

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